Bobi Wine Named Among 100 Top Global Thinkers

  • Posted on: 10 January 2019
  • By: Presenters

The United States Foreign Policy Magazine has named Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine among the top 100 foreign policy global thinkers of 2018.

Bobi Wine features alongside leaders such as the International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and New Zealand's 38yr old Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

Bobi Wine whose phenomenon rise in the political arena continues to attract global attention was listed in the Arts and Activism section of Foreign Policy Magazine.

According to the magazine, Bobi Wine has been recognised for representing youth in parliament.

"Bobi Wine, born Robert Kyagulanyi, has rallied Uganda's youth by arguing against a proposed social media tax and fighting for the dignity of the poor. Ugandan soldiers attempted to silence Wine in August 2018, first beating him brutally and then bringing him to trial for treason in a military court, although he is a civilian," reads the magazine. 

In his response, Bobi Wine said in a tweet that he is humbled by the recognition.

"Am extremely honoured to be named amongst the Global Thinkers, 2019, humbled that the small things we do for our country & our people are appreciated by the world. Such recognition by the world only reaffirms to us that ours is not a wrong cause, encouraged to carry on." 

The Magazine says the full list of 100 global thinkers will be released on January 22nd 2018.